Friday, December 28, 2012
There are several churches in Stone Mountain and Lithonia welcoming 2013 with special programs.
Below is a partial list of Watch Night Services at churches in Stone Mountain and Lithonia. If your local church is having a Watch Night service, please post the information in the comments section at the bottom of this article: Address: 2201 Young Rd., Stone Mountain Watch Night service time: 7-9 p.m. More info: 770-593-4421. Address: 6133 Redan Rd., Lithonia Watch Night service time: 9:30 p.m. More info: 770-482-7660. Child care will be available for kids ages 2-12 for a cost of $5 per child. Address: 6400 Woodrow Rd., Lithonia Watch Night service times: First Service, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.); second Service, 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 p.m.). More info: 770-696-9600. Learn more about New Birth's Watch Night Service here, …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Nearly two weeks after police say two men shot and killed each other in the parking lot as a funeral ended, Victory for the World Church on Wednesday night held a discussion on reaching out and helping youth choose a better path.
The Summit on Youth Violence and Interfaith Candlelight Vigil at Victory for the World Church Wednesday night brought together a panel of prominent leaders and speakers to discuss the issues behind violence among young people and how the community should reach out to them. The summit and vigil came at the N. Hairston Road church nearly two weeks after DeKalb police say two men, Carlos Henderson Jr. and Delmetrius Heard, shot and killed each other in the parking lot following the funeral of homicide victim Ryan Guider. "We've been perplexed by the things that have happened as of late," DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis during his opening remarks. "We're here to heal, here to learn, here to lift up." Henderson's mother, Tracey Benton Henderson, spoke…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Victory for the World Church pastor Kenneth Samuel talks to Patch about his hopes for the Summit on Youth Violence and Prayer Vigil Wednesday night, nearly two weeks after a shoot-out in the church parking lot that left two people dead.
It was a tragedy that Kenneth Samuel said he'd never before witnessed in some 30 years of pastoring: police say two men fatally shot each other, and two others were injured, in the parking lot of Victory for the World Church after a funeral earlier this month. "We have reached an all-time low when people open fire in the sacred space of the church," Samuel told Stone Mountain-Redan Patch Tuesday. On Wednesday, June 20, Samuel hopes for community healing and solutions from faith leaders, elected officials and concerned citizens during the Summit on Youth Violence and Prayer Vigil at the church, from 7-9 p.m. "We've got to capture and help to guide the thinking of young people in regard to what options are available to them, and provide …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The summit and vigil will take place at the same North Hairston Road Church where two people shot each other to death in the parking lot last week.
The local church where a deadly shoot-out occurred in the parking lot after a funeral last week will be the scene of a Summit on Youth Violence and Interfaith Vigil next week. DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, Public Safety Director William Miller, the church's pastor Rev. Kenneth Samuel and Rev. Gerald Durley will be part of the Summit on Youth Violence next Wednesday, June 20, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Victory for the World Church, 1170 North Hairston Rd., according to a press release from DeKalb County about the event. The summit is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a candle for the vigil and to carpool if they can. Community organizations that address youth violence can set up a table at the event. The…
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Stone Mountain Patch headlines between June 3-9.
Did you miss some news last week on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch? Here's a review of recent headlines: June 3: Teen Dies in Car Wreck on Highway 78 Corliss Johnson, 15, was killed and her 11-year-old sister critically injured June 3 in a car wreck on Highway 78 near a Stone Mountain Park entrance. DeKalb County police charged the girls' father, Anthony Johnson, with DUI, vehicular homicide in the first degree and failure to maintain a lane. Johnson's two sons were also in the car. June 5: The Transit of Venus Were you atop Stone Mountain during this rare cosmic event, the transit of Venus? Crystal Huskey reported all about the experience. June 5: City Council Says Yes to Golf Carts The city council of incorporated Stone Mountain approved the…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Stone Mountain Patch headlines between May 13 -May 19.
Did you miss some news last week on Stone Mountain-Redan Patch? Here's a review of recent headlines: May 13 - Dark Reviews of Dark Shadows Patch compiled reviewers' comments about the movie "Dark Shadows." It wasn't pretty. May 14- Reaction to Pastor's Stand on Same-Sex Marriage Ken Samuel, pastor of Victory for the World Church in Stone Mountain, shared with CBS Atlanta the response his church has received since he voiced support of gay marriage. May 14 and 15 - Teen Inspirations Redan Middle School student Zarea Adams shed 40 pounds and is motivating her peers to live strong and healthy, too. Also, read about the Stone Mountain High School senior who is a four-time gold medalist in track. May 15 - Remembering Pastor Ellis Pastor Elward …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Pastor of Victory for the World Church on N. Hairston tells CBS Atlanta there's been a backlash since announcing support for President Obama's stance on the issue.
Kenneth Samuel, pastor of Victory for the World Church on N. Hairston Road, told CBS Atlanta the church has received some negative response since he announced support of President Barack Obama's stance on same-sex marriage. According to the report, the television station WATC has dropped the church's weekly broadcast. A few years ago, there was adverse reaction when Samuel preached on accepting gays and lesbians, CBS Atlanta said. The station also reported that during his Mother's Day sermon, Samuel told his congregation that he isn't concerned about the repercussions. Editor's Note: This article's sub-head has been updated to reflect the correct name of Pastor Samuel's church.